Each season brings new and exciting activities to enjoy. In the spring enjoy the sweet taste of maple syrup from one of the many sugar shacks in the area. Come summer, the lakes provide endless opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing and you can sample endless berries while you pick fresh from the farms. In the fall, it's time to focus on changing colours, pumpkins and corn mazes. Once winter arrives you can skate on the canal or the lakes, and enjoy cross country skiing in forests.
From natural to historical to cultural, the Kawarthas is teeming with attractions for you to explore. Provincial parks boasting amazing hiking, kayaking and canoeing opportunities, waterfalls, wildlife gazing and sacred grounds, will grow your mind and appreciation for this beautiful area.
Enjoy historic experiences from daily life in a pioneer village to tea in a historic estate. Watch the boats pass through the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.
A diverse range of museums chronicle our cultural past. Learn more than you thought you could ever know about canoes, relive the glory days of rock and roll or check out some choice movie memorabilia. You can even sign up for courses and workshops taking place.
Due to its long and rich history, its large geographical area and its popularity as an Ontario tourist vacation destination, the Kawartha Lakes are home to many wonderful local attractions and places of interest to visitors. There are so many things to do in the Kawarthas! Whether your passion lies in the arts, history, the theatre, shopping, music, golf or shopping till you drop, this Ontario cottage country destination has got you covered. We offer many excellent museums and art gallery, live concerts venues, theatres, zoos, shops and dining and so much more. For golfers, here in the Kawarthas, we offer more than a dozen great golf clubs, including challenging championship golf courses.
One of the best known and most popular summer time attractions in the Kawartha region is the Havelock Jamboree. Every year, thousands of people come out to see this world-class country music festival and enjoy the lively music and company. Although this is one of the biggest local concerts, there are also many more in the area throughout the year, as well as annual events and festivals.
Being an area settled along a lake chain and the Trent Canal waterway, you can also expect to find plenty of boat tours that showcase some of the best historic and scenic points on the lakes. If you would like to have a look into some of these local attractions, please follow the links below.
|4th Line Theatre||The Winslow Farm
779 Zion Line
|Art Gallery of Peterborough||250 Cresent St
|The Canadian Canoe Museum||910 Monaghan Rd
|Dragonfly Ridge Animal Sanctuary||1882 Tates Road
R.R. #1 Buckhorn, ON
|Galaxy Cinemas||Website: www.galaxycinemas.com|
|Havelock Country Jamboree||#10 County Rd 48
|Indian River Reptile Zoo||2206 County Rd 38
Indian River, ON
|Kawartha Downs||1382 County Rd 29
|Lang Pioneer Village||104 Lane Rd
|McLean Berry Farm
|2191 16th Line of Smith
R.R. #1 Lakefield, ON
|Peterborough Lift Locks and River Boat Cruises||353 Hunter Street E
|Peterborough Music Festival||Peterborough, ON||Website: www.ptbomusicfest.ca|
|Peterborough Riverview Zoo||1300 Water St
|Warsaw Caves||289 Caves Rd
|Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Mike Whetung & Family
|Curve Lake Indian Reserve, Ontario
The Circle & Events Tour
Welcome to the Circle Tour, a 200km trip through the picturesque Canadian Shield. Enjoy the unique character of each community as you travel. Bobcaygeon is home to Lock 32, the first lock constructed on the Trent Severn Waterway. To the north, Kinmount's Highlands Cinemas and Movie Museum is a must for movie-buffs. Follow your GPS to the east to find Gooderham, the Geocaching Capital of Canada. Head south-east to Apsley, home to the bustling Winter Carnival and take in the dog sled races each February. Remember to stop in at the Woodview General Store where you're sure to find something special. In the south, visit the Buckhorn Community Centre and come again in August for the prestigious Buckhorn Fine Art Festival.
This map was developed through the co-operative efforts of the Municipality of Trent Lakes the Kinmount Committee of Planning & Economic Development, Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce, & the North Kawartha Community Planning Committee.
For further information contact the Municipality of Trent Lakes, download the Tour Map or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine Art Festival
Traditionally, fishing, golfing and water related activities spring to mind when you mention the Kawartha's however Buckhorn is home to one of the top 100 art festivals in Ontario and we proud that some of the top Canadian artists have made their homes here.
Thanks to a conversation that took place many years ago, the Buckhorn Wildlife Festival (now known as the Fine Art Festival) was created and over the years the festival has become a magnet for both artists and galleries. You can browse through a predominently native gallery located in the Ojibwa native reserve (Whetung Ojibwa Centre) and where a museum of bead work, quill work and other native crafts are on display.
Venture a little further and you will find one of the largest private galleries in Ontario (Gallery on the Lake) waiting to show you a variety of the world renowned artists' work. Continue on your way and small galleries offer hospitality and an inside look into the lives of these artists which make the art experience come to life. Owning one of these small galleries, (Bayside Boutique & Gallery), I can assure you that over the last 30 years of art shows, the interaction between customer and artist is always an amazement. Who would expect to meet such artists like Michael Dumas, Trevor Tennant, Robert Bateman and International artist Carl Brenders in a little gallery off the way, located on Buckhorn Lake?
All of our galleries have special artist shows throughout the Season and please check the Calendar of Events or the gallery websites for all of the information you need to enhance your vacation experience